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Kronos Chronicles #01: The Cabinet of Wonders

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Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But its never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the worlds finest astronomical clock. Petras life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesnt know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her fathers eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her fathers clock has powers capable of destroying their world.
 
This startling debut novel, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism.
 
The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

Brimming with magic, political intrigue, and heroism, this debut novel kicks off a riveting new series featuring Petra Kronos, a young girl who risks everything to protect those she loves.

Synopsis:

Talking spiders, stolen eyes, a clock that controls the weather—a “heady mix of history and enchantment” (Publishers Weekly).

Synopsis:

The riveting first novel of the Kronos Chronicles

Synopsis:

Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But its never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the worlds finest astronomical clock. Petras life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home—blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesnt know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her fathers eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her fathers clock has powers capable of destroying their world.

Synopsis:

Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But its never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the worlds finest astronomical clock. Petras life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesnt know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her fathers eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her fathers clock has powers capable of destroying their world.
 
This startling debut novel, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism.
 
The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

MARIE RUTKOSKI is a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College. She specializes in Renaissance drama, childrens literature, and creative writing. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374310264
Author:
Rutkoski, Marie
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
King, Lorelei
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action
Subject:
Adventure/General
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Kronos Chronicles Trilogy
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 CDs, 7 Hours
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.1875 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 272 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374310264 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Brimming with magic, political intrigue, and heroism, this debut novel kicks off a riveting new series featuring Petra Kronos, a young girl who risks everything to protect those she loves.
"Synopsis" by ,
Talking spiders, stolen eyes, a clock that controls the weather—a “heady mix of history and enchantment” (Publishers Weekly).
"Synopsis" by ,
The riveting first novel of the Kronos Chronicles
"Synopsis" by ,

Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But its never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the worlds finest astronomical clock. Petras life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home—blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesnt know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her fathers eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her fathers clock has powers capable of destroying their world.

"Synopsis" by ,
Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But its never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the worlds finest astronomical clock. Petras life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesnt know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her fathers eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her fathers clock has powers capable of destroying their world.
 
This startling debut novel, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism.
 
The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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